Star-studded summer concert lineup is music to Columbus’ ears

By Owen Auch, ’15

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 11.37.46 AMFall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa

Combining pop, punk-rock and hip-hop, the Boys of Zummer tour features the unlikely duo of Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa. Fall Out Boy has regained prominence after a temporary hiatus from 2010-2012, and promise an energetic set powered by new hits, “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and “Centuries.” Meanwhile, Wiz Khalifa has become one of the biggest names in hip-hop with his unique brand of stoner rhymes, pop-fueled hooks and collaborations with famous names such as Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross. Tickets for their concert at the LC Pavilion on July 15 are on sale now.

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 11.38.12 AMCharli XCX and Bleachers

Two up-and-coming artists to the pop music scene, Charli XCX and Bleachers, will be touring the US extensively together this summer. Charli XCX came to prominence last year after featuring on Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” but showed her ability to record solo hits with her top ten hit “Boom Clap.” Bleachers began as the project of Jack Antonoff, lead guitarist from the Indie-pop band Fun., but grew to wide recognition with hit songs “I Wanna Get Better” and “Rollercoaster.” This duo will be playing the LC Pavilion on Aug. 12.

Screen Shot 2015-05-27 at 11.38.24 AMThe Avett Brothers

Called “America’s biggest roots band” by Rolling Stone magazine, The Avett Brothers surprise concert-goers with unique instruments combinations and a high-energy show. Seth and Scott Avett, the brothers and frontmen of the band, rely on years both growing up and playing together to deliver an easy, back and forth dynamic for fans. Touring with seven band members on stage, The Avett Brothers provide a high-energy and eclectic set, from slow ballads like “I And Love And You” to upbeat rock like “Kick Drum Heart.” Tickets are available now for their show on Aug. 21 at the LC Pavilion.